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hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild americica by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> here is a look at live doppler. rainshowers, ar bit of thunder down to south. another batch of rain coming and. morning, there some lingering showers, but not the exciting lightning d thunder. a bit cooler as we had gone into the weekend. it is going to start to have that fault field. ok. -- fall feel. >> thank you for joining us. [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help
america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. esdoesn't mitt romney understd we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> you are watching abc 7 news with gordon peterson, doug hill.yan, >> tense moments for passengers flight this week. >> the plan was hundred when a had an outburst. -- the plane was on which when a passenger had an outburst. cell phones video shows the passenger paste the aisle, alcohol, and threatened passengers. >> a special delivery for the silver lining project slows up at tysons corner this morning. trucks delivered materials project onruction route 7. of thes become part pedestrian bridge. the first phase of the silver open latescheduled to year. >> metro riders can expect delays this week and once again. be singlerains will between fort totten. yellow line trains will single line between huntington and braddock road. on the green line
in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick be the facts. it's all about the economy. >> reporter: more than half the country has already started voting just days before the first presidential debate. more numbers now. gallup tells us that president obama's approval rating is still hovering around 50%. lynn, it turns out this could end up being his best month in terms of that approval rating in a year. >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in utah, it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. poor little guy. officers used a climbing rope to lasso the animal and hoist it to safety. it was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers, you may want to turn away. c
of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> that former baylor basketball player who tried to extort money from robert griffin, iii pled guilty yesterday. back in june richard hurd contacted one of rg3's agents demanding a million bucks or he would release some as yet unvealed damaging information on the rookie. the agent called the police and hurd was later arrested. hurd is scheduled for a hearing november 21st and he could be facing two or three years behind bars. >>> the washington wizards will be without their floor general the beginning of the season. john wall is out for eight weeks. he's got some sort of stress injury in his knee. he doesn't need surgery, but the former first overall pick will start rehab right away. until he gets back a.j. price and shelvin mack are the only point guards on the roster. >>> fairfax county police on the hunt for a crook stealing from vulnerable victims. the guy you see in that picture dresses up like a maintenanceman, then mak
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> welcome back at 5:09. nasa scientists are sharing more findings from the curiosity rover mission to mars. they say the rover has found evidence that a stream once ran vigorously across the area that is under exploration. scientists already knew that water existed on mars, and they have speculated about channels. this is the first time they have seen evidence. the evidence comes in the form of images of rocks that contain ancient steam bed gravel. so far, they've been able to figure out that the water moved about three feet per second, and the depth was somewhere between ankle and hip deep. how about that? >> those nasa guys are smart. >> they are really smart. they are literally rocket scientists. >> literally. >> they are. they are. >> some
agrieve this message. >> there is a analysts saying ads almost negative defined romney as antimiddle class and antiauto bailout. number of ads was overwhelming. there is a dealing -- feel sthag they didn't have to could do that and they're going to wait until the convention and afterwards. >> this scientists say the campaign was helped out by missteps. >> there are comments about the middle east. >> the campaign was trying to paint and there is another big advantage and there are swing states sat rated with candidates and there are stations required to give a discounted rate in last 60 days but this applies only to candidates. political parties and outside groups like super packs are not entitled. washington post reports if ohio there is a 30 second slot costing super packs $900 and there is much money romney raised has been from high dollar donors. >> there are people have to spend three, four five time as much then you've got only one third or a quarter or a fifth of number of ads you can run. >> there is a problem for the campaign. so there is a kraix there were other factors at play. t
. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck. >> bad luck has turned around. >> he is about to lose his job, also just won the lottery. we have the story. >> you need to go play your numbers. >> and james brown was back at one-stop today. numbers andbirthday one $102,000. -- hee 48-year-old brown loses his job october 12. >> i am a little depressed. after 27 years, this is it for on this date. everybody gets a little depressed. >> the lottery folks paid him a visit at the one-stop with the ceremonial check. >> he does feel good. name is james brown and he good like he knew he wasn't. -- lacking knew he would. -- like he knew he would. >> this will be over for a little while. >> it worked out well for james brown. one in 100,000. >> way to go, congratulations. bad is it for abc 7 news at 5:00. new breathalyzer program street in d.c..
. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk with breaking news. at least 12 police officers have been killed at clashes in a prison a few hours north of baghdad. according to a ministry official, they took over after setting off car bombs at the gates on thursday. more than 80 prisoners escaped. the prison has been retaken. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> authorities will take soil samples at an eastern michigan home in the hopes of finding the body of jimmy hoffa. a man told police he saw men burying a body in the backyard on the same day hoffa was discovered missing. tests show the ground has been disturbed. hoffa was believed to be involved with the mob at the time of his disturban
to work and make the middle class secure again. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle- class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> a new reuters poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49% to 42%. the romney camp shows a much closer race. >> the romney camp is predicting the outcome of next week's debate. >> they have put out a memo that says this is the eighth presidential debate for president obama. romney has the issues on his side. president obama will likely emerge the winner. the debate will not decide the election, according to the memo. the obama camp was trying to keep expectations low. >> hillary clinton sat down with benjamin netanyahu on thursday after he drew a line in the sand nuclear program. the prime minister challenged world leaders to stop them. >> these are the facts. where should the red line be drawn? a redlined should be drawn right here. >> direct action against iran needs to be taken, said the prime minister. president obama said there's still time to resolve the issue through diplomacy. a man who i
that would help the middle class during the debate. here's the third issue romney wants to fact check the president on -- >> he says i'm opposed to abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and the life of the mother. that's wrong. one ad after the other of his has been determined to be factually inaccurate. >> hopefully romney can finally clear his position on abortion during this debate because we're all confused. you see, in 1994, he said abortion should be safe and legal. in 2002, he said he'd preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. wait a minute. in 2007, romney said he'd be delighted to sign a ban, a bill to ban abortions. and tonight, his campaign website identifies romney as pro-life. me wants to overturn roe v. w e wade. he supports a personhood measure. romney says president obama has, well, he's just gotten him all wrong on all of these issues, these three big issues. maybe he can clarify the truth for us coming up on wednesday night. i'm joined tonight by steve benen, msnbc contributor and writer for the maddow blog. he keeps track of mitt romney's lies in a seri
's another video of mitt romney. it has surfaced and shows his true identity of how he views middle class workers in america. we'll show you the video and robert reich will comment. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> coming up, mitt romney reveals the real goal of bain capital in a newly discovered video. former labor secretary robert reich has reaction next. and i'll have commentary. >>> and mitt romney says that he will use the debate to fact check the president's ad claims? and tell the truth? we'll have a romney fact check of our own coming up. >>> and george w. bush will pay a visit to the island where mitt romney's money lives. we'll have all the details of bush's move to the cayman islands for a little trip to talk it over. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using #edshow. we're right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ that should do it. enjoy your new shower. [ door opens, closes ] >>> welcome back to "the ed show." another video has
in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: romney also in virginia told veterans the nation's debt is more than just numbers on paper. >> trillion dollar deficits. that debt is owned by somebody. someone holds that. that puts america in a position of economic risk. >> reporter: but even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> there is more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick with the facts. it's all about the economy. >> reporter: more than half the country already started voting days before the first presidential debate. more numbers now. gallup is reporting the president's approval rating is sticking at 50%. and this could turn out to be his best month in a year. >> tracie potts for us in washington. thank you. >>> last night on the rachel madow show bill burton talked to racel about the impact or lack thereof super packs are having on the romney campaign. >> on the republican side, the story they tell about mitt romney is there is no story about mitt romney. the story they tell about barack obama is well he's alway
hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk with breaking news. investigators now know what caused a plane to go down in nepal today, a vulture. 19 people were killed after carrying trekkers to the mt. everest plane hit the bird and crashed just after takeoff. the pilot reported trouble two minutes after takeoff and appeared to be trying to turn back. that crash that you see there is only 500 yards from the airport. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >> melissa, thank you. >>> today federal authorities will take soil sam l 's at an eastern michigan home in an attempt to find jimmy hoffa. a man told officials he saw a man burying a body in the backyard in 1975 on the same day hoffa was last s
against with a strong, thriving middle class. read my plan. compare it to governor romney's and ciorrs anksor lteni. >> the president introduced the theme of economic patriotism into his stump speech at a campaign event in virginia today. >> during campaign season, you always hear a lot about patriotism. well, u know what? it's time foa neecon ioti. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> this is a new line in the president's campaign speech. it's not simply a call for policies and programs to support the middle class. it's a contrast with his opnent. thcontst ion fl display in another ad using mitt romney's own words. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believes government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they're entitled to health care, foo houng, u nat. they'll vote for the president no matter what. my job is not to worry about these people. >> one of mitt romney's central arg
class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i need your help. we have to win in virginia. we will keep america the hope of the earth. >> a new video has raised questions about mitt romney's repeated claims on the campaign trail that his business background would help him create jobs as president. the video released by the magazine "mother jones" shows romney in a 1985 address describing the mission of bain capital, the private equity firm he co-founded and formerly ran, saying the goal is to harvest companies for profit. >> bain capital is an investment par
and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> they asked for a face shot and the next question will be can i have a full body shot? >> right now you probably not what sexting is. it's sending racy or nude pictures via text. >> a young woman tells our mike hydek how one picture is having consequences for her. >> it was full body and i wish to this day i hadn't sent it because it changes everything. >> this girl says a bitter ex- boyfriend shared her sexting photos with other students after a breakup. the shame and embarrassment led to a severe depression. >> i have tried cutting myself several times. i tried choking myself to make myself pass out and keep it there and just die. >> on the streets teens say sexting is a bigger problem than parents and authorities know. >> the fact that you think i'm going to lower myself and give that to you. >> they ask for a face shot and the next question will be can i have a full body shot? >> recently university of texas researchers surveyed 1,000 high sc
the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis had been played off hours before opening fire. another person died today raising the death toll to six now which includes the shooter who took his own life. the company's founder was among the dead. >>> coming up on 9news arnold schwarzenegger promises to tell all in his new autobiography. >> what does maria think about the memoir and bringing this all up? >> i think maria is wishing me well with everything i do. >> more from the 60 minute intervie
with katie lee and hoda. that's after your local news. have a great weekend, everyone. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> 9:57 is your time now on this friday, september 28th, 2012. d.c. police will relaunch the breath alcohol test. d.c. police stopped the program two years ago when a contractor found the machines were not working properly. let's get a check on the forecast with veronica johnson. veronica, good morning. >> thanks. the fog is just about gone. the clouds starting to break. we have a lot of sunshine now. we are at 71 degrees. i think it's going to be easy for us to rise another ten to a high of 81. talk about showers across southern maryland later today. danella?
his policies against mitt romney's and how the president's policies will build out the middle class, and how romney's policies will build out the 1%, but it makes him focus or let's the focus be on what romney has actually done throughout his lifetime. on his taxes we see that he has invested in foreign countries with secret corporations in bermuda, banks in the cayman islands, switzerland -- >> a lot of americans invest in foreign countries. doesn't mean they're less patriotic. >> but it means that mitt romney's policies are not focused on building out the middle class in america. that's where i think it comes down. the contrast between somebody that really understands what it is and what policies need to be put in place for the strength of this country to come from the strength in the middle class and he can also put in there the auto bailout, carol. we all know that mitt romney -- >> i don't know. >> exactly. >> patriotism is personal for me. i have my own personal beliefs, what you think is patriotic but patriotism to me doesn't have anything to do with the economy. >> let me te
middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. and a boost for the obama campaign. billionaire george sor
in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the s
and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president, i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issue add statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washing
eed in the belief that growing our economy begins with a growing middle class. likely voters in new hampshire where mitt romney owns a home. president obama leads mitt romney by seven points. unlikely voters in north carolina president obama polls at 48% and mitt romney at 46%. is there any point to team obama making any adds for the rest of the campaign that do not include a 47% reference. there should be temporary tattoos with the number 47% that everybody wears on their foreheads on every campaign rally. this had proved to be beyond a turning point in the campaign. it has been devastating for mitt romney. he has been on the record talking about dismissing half the country. you know, it is, it is in some ways, i would say this. as someone that believes that there need to be a point and counter point it is a travesty for the republican party, it is evidence of a party that is at war with itself. it is you know an example of how weak the gop has gotten on fundamental issues that are at the root of conservativism and a tragedy in the long-term. you just saw laura ingram give up. they
's not enough to offset the rate cuts. so you'd have to go to the middle class. >> okay. well, ryan and romney are fond of bragging about how they'll be tough on issues. once again we give you the candidate. >> we'll also take medicaid as well as housing and food stamps, we'll take the dollars that are going in those programs, return them to the states where they'll grow at the rate of inflation or in the case of medicaid, inflation plus 1%. that saves a hundred billion dollars a year. >> i'm sorry to be simple about this, but we currently have federal agency that is provide these. is he saying that every single state is somehow supposed to not only take on the burden of dispensing that money but also the burden of administering these programs? >> yeah. he's talking about something called block grants, and that means that instead of the federal government reacting to a recession, for example, and expanding unemployment insurance, food stamps, the kinds of programs that he was just mentioning, it's now going to be a set amount of resources, a set amount of money every year. so when you hit a re
, where romney cannot seem to connect with white working-class voters, doing this bus trip but the move of ohio that suddenly means he's got to win florida and virginia. >> joan walsh, you've written about the white working-class vote. the numbers don't bear out the places where romney was supposed to have an advantage are not coming together for him. >> right. i think that what we've seen this week is he's really in trouble in ohio he's really in trouble in florida. he cannot lose both those states. and paul ryan brought nothing to the ticket except fear. we have a situation where white seniors are afraid of medicare, their message that we're going to protect it did not get through, seniors saw through that. and so i don't -- we can obsess about the smaller states and it's really tight in nevada but in the end ohio and florida if he can't win those he can't win. >> let's talk about fear for a second because -- i'll bring you back in, jeff. there was a great screen shot still from the newest romney ad that says literally emblazoned across a person's face your job is in danger. but the q
class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> we told you ea
it out and talking to the middle class. >> the real problem with the mitt romney campaign is mitt romney. he is inauthentic. he comes across as a guy that will say and be anything you need him to be. he is not a conservative. never has been. he talks about reagan but he didn't support him for president in '80 or '84 in the general election. just like his father -- >> those that say reagan was behind and pulled ahead, he was likable. voters have to like the candidate they vote for at a certain level. the problem with mitt romney is he no people think you don't feel he shares yourry sentiments, hopes, desire, aspirations. he comes across as a guy that is mouthing the word and doesn't believe them. >> that's the challenge. if you look at some verbatim responsings to the polls, the challenge is can the relate to my challenges and life? look at the data. people are asked is this somebody that cares about people like you and overwhelmingly more folks say no than yes. that's his challenge in the last 39 days in the three debates coming up next showing how he can relate to people and improve the
that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. compare my plan to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> eliot: to help voters make the decision, the obama campaign also put out another ad today putting pictures of real people over mitt romney's notorious comments to wealthy donors about americans who don't pay income tax. >> 47% of the people -- who are dependent on government. who believe they're victims. who believe government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they're entitled to healthcare and food, to housing, to you name it. >> eliot: while mitt romney and his super pac allies have raised more money than the president and his allies, the margin is surprisingly small. according to the "washington post," the president has raised $779 million just $5 million less than the republicans. the democrats have spent more, $612 million. there is help on the way for the campaign. democratic super pacs have started to bring in large donations. politico is also reporting today that financ
attacking mitt romney. analyst say the ads almost exclusively negative define romney as anti-auto bail ou, anti-woman, anti-middle class. and the number of ads was overwhelming. obama campaign ran twice as many l ads as romney and all of romney supporters combined. >> feeling on the part of the row romney camp they didn't have to do it. too early. not enough people paying attention. they would wait until the convention and afterward. >>reporter: political signest brady says obama campaign was helped out by romney miss step stepsism comments about the middle east. 47 percent comments. >>reporter: not played into the picture of romney obama campaign was trying to paper. there's one other big advantage to going early. as the air waves swing states became saturated with political ads now from both sides television stations are required to give the candidates discounted rate in the last 60 days before the election. if the discount apply only to candidates political parties and outside groups like super pack thief they are not entitled. "washington post"reports that in ohio 30 second sl
news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning left before president obama and mitt romney have their first presidential debate. that is next wednesday in colorado. anita. >>> a renoir bought at a flea market bought for seven bucks might not be sold after all. it may have been stolen. they discovered documents in the baltimore museum of arts library showing the painting was there from 1937 to 49. it was stolen in 1951. tonight the fbi is investigating. >>> move over, mona lisa. everyone is talking about a picture
is there. all the travel lanes are open. all the travel lanes are open. backe. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> we have sunshine breaking through in many neighborhoods. in others, fog is an issue. take a look at visibilities. zero visibility in manassas. martinsburg and winchester. the fog will lift by late morning. 67 degrees is where we are now. the high today, 81. could see more afternoon showers, perhaps a thunderstorm. the main area across southern maryland. aaro >>> 8:30 new on a friday morning. it's the 28th day of september, 2012, and we kind of have a stormy end to the week here in the northeast. we're hoping that the weather will be nicer over the weekend and nic
. in ohio, 58% of likely voters think that romney favors the rich and just 9% think he faves the middle class. 1% thinks he favors the poor. what do you think that all means? >> i think -- first of all i think the number is pretty staggering. my historical memory and understanding is that no republican has won the presidential election without winning ohio but i think again there is a sense that this candidate has little empathy to no empathy for the working poor, the working families of this country and we're seeing it reflected in not only the ohio poll you cited but in many of the swing state polls. >> jennifer: absolutely. katrina, you're so sharp. katrina vanden heuvel, editor of the "nation" magazine. later, brett ehrlich has found the absolute least flattering photo on facebook. >> coming up, you thought facebook photoless made you look bad? wait until you see what virginia did to the president. don't go away. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me
in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. >> reporter: while mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same. that's why the president's latest ad where he is speaking directly to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates. speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you in your living room, or around t
. it's not like mitt romney's not an energizing candidate who connects with working class voters and hasn't switched positions a lot. so i do sort of understand their pain on this. >> john, a lot of pollsters are saying look, it's funny how these complaints never come from winning campaigns or folks in the lead. what do you make of it? >> listen, ari has a legitimate point. there's a legitimate debate about how do you weight these polls. pollsters have to weigh the data to simulate an election after calling 100 to 1,000 people. they had the big win in 2010, now they're weighing it more like a presidential year, 2008. who is right about that is a legitimate debate. ari said something huge would have to happen for the polls to swing in the battleground states, as we've seen in the last week to two weeks. i would say nothing huge is happening, but several significant things have happened. i get this not just from the polls, which i don't trust all the time either, but from traveling and talking to people, including republicans working in campaigns. the democrats had a better convent
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